So, here’s the really short explanation of the new Facebook stuff. No longer do you “Become a Fan”.. you “Like”. This means, for those of you who have a “Fan Page” for your biz already set up, that people will now “Like” your page. Easy enough to change your custom Welcome pages from “Become a Fan” to…”Join Us” or “Join our Community” or something else clever.
If you have a Facebook Fan page, adding a “Like Box” to your website is a good way to go… check out ours to the right (under Archives). When someone clicks “Like” from here, they will be following 428, meaning our wall posts, photo uploads, etc… will appear on their wall. The Like Box also displays how many users Like your page.
The other piece is that now we can add the “Like” button to any and all web pages (and blog posts) – even if you don’t have a page for your business on Facebook (that’s crazy, click here to see how 428 can help you get in the groove).
What this new “Like” button does is this: A visitor comes to your site and clicks the “Like” button – a link to your web page will be posted to their wall noting that they “Like” it. So, your link potentially is shown to an entire new audience (the network of the “liker”). It’s a good thing.
Also…you can have the button on your site read “Recommend” instead of “Like” if that is more appropriate. See our homepage for an example. 428designs.com
That is the very short of it… more to come. Check out the full list of Facebook’s Social Plugins here.